Welcome to Lesotho – The Kingdom in the sky!
If you would like to spend time volunteering in Lesotho, Go Volunteer Africa has volunteer opportunities in Lesotho for community outreaches on HIV/AIDS Awareness, organizing games and sports, working with women in crafts projects and teaching primary and high schools in English and Geography and other social subjects.
Go Volunteer Africa provides inspiring and meaningful volunteer travel experiences and adventures that are life changing and that will help you discover a part of yourself that you were not aware of. We give you an opportunity immerse yourself into the Lesotho life rather than hide behind a tour bus window in this inspiring part of the world.
INTRODUCTION TO LESOTHO
Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana.
On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe I. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mount Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.
Because of its elevation, Lesotho remains cooler throughout the year than other regions at the same latitude. Most of the rain falls as summer thunderstorms. Maseru and surrounding lowlands often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in summer. Winters can be cold with the lowlands getting down to −7 °C (19 °F) and the highlands to −18 °C (0 °F) at times. Snow is common in the highlands between May and September; the higher peaks can experience snowfalls year-round.
TOURISM IN LESOTHO
Although tourism in Lesotho is still in its initial stages, the industry is a growing industry steadily. The mountainous terrain draws tourists for hiking, pony trekking and skiing, as well as the use of four-wheel drive trails.
With all of it’s land lying at altitudes in excess of 1300m above sea-level, it is a land of heights and extremes; Lesotho is beautiful, culturally rich and famous for its spectacular scenic beauty, breathtaking mountain ranges, towering peaks, a rich variety of flora and fauna, crystal clear streams, surging waterfalls and awesome adventure.
GO VOLUNTEER LESOTHO
Go Volunteer Africa invites you to volunteer & travel in the beautiful mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho faces extinction as HIV/AIDS has ravaged the population of just two million with a quarter of all adults having the virus and half of all women in the country being infected.
Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful and extremely affordable volunteering opportunities in Lesotho to volunteers from around the world. Go Volunteer Africa placements in Lesotho are combined with superb holidays and vacation adventures.
If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Lesotho is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture.
VOLUNTEERING IN LESOTHO QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 6 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Maseru
- Accommodation available at host families and volunteer guest houses
- We host over 25 volunteers every month across Lesotho
- Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!
You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people and the environment. Volunteering in Lesotho and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.
SAFARIS & TOURS
Day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the beauty of Lesotho. There is a lot to see and do in Lesotho.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
LESOTHO VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.